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Data Privacy Monitor
Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017
February 6, 2018
On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as...
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SAMHSA Updates Privacy Regulations to Reflect Advancements in Healthcare
January 31, 2018
On Jan. 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued its final rule regarding the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Part 2. These changes become effective Feb. 2, 2018. As...
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Clock Ticking, European Commission Launches GDPR Implementation Guidance Website
January 26, 2018
With only four months remaining until the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on May 25, 2018, the European Commission has launched a new website offering guidance on requirements and implementation targeted at an array of...
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Aetna Agrees to Pay $17 Million and Implement Best-Practices Policy to Settle Claims of HIV-related Privacy Violations
January 25, 2018
Last week, Aetna agreed to resolve class action claims of privacy violations related to the disclosure of thousands of members’ HIV status. The agreement will require the insurance giant to pay over $17 million into a settlement fund, the...
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A New Tax Season, but the Same W-2 Spear Phishing Scam
By David M. Brown
January 22, 2018
According to the IRS, the IRS saw the number of businesses, public schools, universities, tribal governments and nonprofits victimized by W-2 scams increase to 200 in 2017 from 50 in 2016. Those 200 victims translated into several hundred...
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